Wednesday, 5th. November. 2014
Hargeysa Cultural Centre hosted the launch of “Kadabgooye”, the debut book by Barkhad M Kariye. Over hundred young people attended the ceremony. Saddam Hussein, author of Baraarug, chaired the event and Hoodo Ayan Suldan, director of Mohamed Moge Centre, who already read the book, presented it as respondent to the discussion. Kadabgoye is about ‘Qaad’ (Khat), and it Barkhad Mohamud Kariye, the author, has read some of stories in the book. The event concluded with lively debate about the consequences of the use of Qaad within Somaliland society.
Kadabgoye is the first book of ‘Dhawaaq Dhallinyaro’. Dhawaaq Dhallinyaro (Voice of the Youth) is a series books, published by Ponte Invisibile (redsea online publishers) in Pisa, Italy.
Barkhad Mohamud Kariye is a journalist, he works for BBC media action. Kadabgoye is his first book but not his first writing. Barkhad has been writing on Somali mass media for years. He writes in Somali and as well as English. Barkhad is a father of three children and he lives in Hargeysa.